In an interview with SportsKeeda, former WWE Tag Team Champion Epico spoke about what led to Andrade asking for his release from WWE, which they granted this past weekend. This also led to speculation that Charlotte Flair would follow him after she disappeared from TV, but Rhea Ripley revealed on Raw that Flair was absent because she contracted COVID-19. Epico said:
“I’m happy for him. He’s put in his time there, he’s put in his time outside of WWE, he deserved a better spot and now doing his own thing, nobody can cut his wings off and he can fly high and do what he knows to do best. Right now he’s one of the best in the world, second to none. On top of that he’s one of my good friends. I was just talking to him today, cracking some jokes and just talking about his future and the future looks bright for him.
I’ve been talking to him. I saw him in Orlando two weeks ago and he was like “they are not doing anything with me and it’s not a matter of the money but me following my dreams. I hate sitting at catering every week. It’s pretty toxic when you look at it that way. You’ve got the best performers in the world over there. Just look at the locker room.“